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big problems. >> and crew spent the evening canvassing our region. >> this intense heat has compounded matters for folks who live in the d.c. area. especially for some residents who were displaced after a fire in alexandria and dozens of residents who had been without water all day and night here in weekend. the heat has proved most difficult for people who have to work outdoors. fire in virginia, water in maryland to extremes but hampered by an intense tank life. >> -- by an intense heat wave. >> of firefighters are fighting more than just smoke and flames tonight. 115 pounds of gear, they found refuge inside this cooling bus. >> that is there to protect them. >> others visibly drained using water not only to douse the building but to quickly replenish. >> we have to rotate crews because they are only good for 10 or 15 minutes. >> during this scorcher displaced residents is worried about his mother's help. >> we have not had a drink but we will drink some gatorade inside. >> across the beltway, thousands of gallons of water have brushed onto georgia avenue in wheaton. >> when it is ho
tomorrow. >>> one big storm, three big problems. on 7, a tree comes down of a woman posing like. i just jumped out. >> or wild water put some drivers in danger. thousands lose power for hours. >> life team coverage from all the trouble spots. >> marion barry's son faces serious charges. outrage at the big changes over netflix. you might be surprised at what netflix says about it. live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. >> as we begin tonight with one woman's terrifying ordeal at the of the storms. a tree came crashing down on her r coming inches away from killing her inside. tonight, the woman is talking about it. >> really an extraordinary story. out of this terrific with only bonds and bruises. have to tell you, this mother from maryland was driving right ofindustry during the peak storm this afternoon. >> seeing her car in this tow lot, is to see the horror of been.ould have treat branch out in my while i was driving. >> oh my goodness! >> all of a sudden, it was cracking. a storm toppled a massive tree limb. the lens crushed her car, a limb herhed right through windshield.
tax on alcohol goes up 3%. for more information, go to >>> the big holiday getaway is about to get under way. this year, the highways may not be the busiest. >> aaa says the number of holiday drivers will drop this year and a number of air travelers will increase. we go live to reagan national airport where travelers are already heading out this morning. >> that's right passengers traveling through the three area airports should brace for cross because aaa mid-atlantic says local air travel is up 22%. 784,000 dc/metro area drivers will travel by car, aaa says that is down by almost 3% from the same time last year. roads and highways should be a little less crowded even as drivers are enjoying lower gas prices. aaa says most americans will be staying close to home this year. the average distance travelled this week and will be about 573 miles which is down 7% compared to 2010. for those in the city, that will have much to look forward to. on the national mall, organizers are gearing up for the fireworks and a parade. the maryland transportation authority says it is crucial to
it a hate crime. >> and it was a big attraction to the u.s. women's soccer team was a big win to send them to the world cup finals. >> and big changes that could be ahead for casey anthony when she gets out of jail in four days. >> absolutely not taking the children out of their home. >> plus, should obese children be taken away from their parents for protection? a controversial topic drawing a lot of attention. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier w!t to save. get online. go to get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> a new commentary in the country's leading medical journal is sparking a controversy among parents. >> it's as parents of extremely obese children should lose custody of their children. >> the question is whether they should lose custody for not controlling their child's weight. the child would be placed in foster care were the doctors believe they
for joining us. we appreciate you spending part of your holiday weekend with us. big business for retailers and restaurants that no halt to help you celebrate summmmer. coming up later in the show, pamela sorensen is here to talk about other places of making a buzz are right now in washington and jonathan allen from "politico." first, the business of the year and good food. if you have lived in washington for a long time, it is hard to believe that d.c. is one of the most exciting restaurants cities on the east coast. one restaurant is gting a lot of attention in chinatown. two others -- brandon skall of d.c. brau brewery and bill butcher of port city brewing in alexandria. you do not just play a chef on tv. tell us about your background. >> i have been cooking my whole life. i traveled around the east coast with some of the top chef in the country. i am working as an executive chef and that just opened my own place. >> looking at your biography in philadelphia and here, you build up your resonate wh many different kinds of cuisine. what made you decide to go back granma's food? >> i start
of the crime. >> first it sounded like a big firecracker, one shot. and then i heard a lot of them. i rolled down and hit the floor. >> she says she's lived on this block in columbia heights for 40 years and nothing like this has ever happened before. >> i woke my daughter up. she said, mom, what's going on? i said get on the floor. >> witnesses say they heard several gunshots maybe eight or nine. many assumed they were fireworks left over from july 4th. >> there's constantly people hanging out in the streets but no one dangerous, you know, we ever thought. >> when residents learned two men had been shot dead on their street, another sent to the hospital in critical condition, they were shocked. >> i'm glad it's not me. that's all i got to say. >> that's awful, though. i hope that the one in critical condition survives. >> there are several surveillance cameras in the area, including some at this corner gas station and a nearby camera with a microphone. police are examining the footage for clues. >> this is an active area of the community and there are a lot
forecast and the heat of historic proportions in our region. we are about to eclipse a big record in the month of july and parts of the region could see i'm sorry to say, 100 degrees again. steve rudin is here with a first look at the forecast. hi steve. >> let me tell you what today's temperature of 99 degrees at reagan national airport, this will be the hottest july on record. it is 98 this hour at the airport. no heat advisories this time around and that's because we have dew point levels that are only in the 40's to lower to middle 50's. that makes a huge difference in terms of heat index. it feels like 94 at the airport, 101 degrees down in fredricksberg. you don't have to head very far to find yourself in the more humid moist unsettled air. we have another hot day coming up tomorrow where we could be looking at once again triple-digit readings to start off the month of august. today marks day number 14 at 90 degrees or better and a lot of folks are asking when will it end? my full forecast is coming up in just a few few minutes with a litt
. those conditions could cause big problems. brianne carter is live on the national mall as we get ready for today's east.-- today's heat. >> usually we filigrees at this time of the morning, a petite is already in washington. today is going to be even worse than yesterday. another day of heat and humidity. while this is part of what summer in washington is like, people are taking precautions. many try to gaps out during predict many try to get out during the early morning or late evening. we will feel that again today. on days likeness its can certainly be unhealthy and potentially dangerous. officials with the fire department say that they do see an increase in calls on days like this. they are urging everyone to stay hydrated and stay in the status possible. we are certainly going to be dealing with the heat. -- stay and the shade,. >>> people in the midwest, the south, and the northeast are doing all they can to stay cool. there are heat advisory is in 20 states. but he is expected to stick around for a few more days. -- the heat is expected to stick around. >>> a lightning strike i
congressional leaders that they and the white house can still do big things, in his word, take on this critical challenge. live in the sat plight center. abc 7 news. >> thanks for that report. for instant updates on the still unfolding story you can log on to >>> turning now to another developing story tonight for second time today, a plane has been intercepted near camp david where the president is spending part of his weekend. two f-16s intercepted just before 7:00 tonight, the plane landed where the pilot was met by law enforcement. the first plane was intercepted at around noon today, and landed without incident. meanwhile, we're also following latest developments in a triple shooting in trendy d.c. neighborhood. two men were killed and third is in critical condition tonight. we now know the identities of the men killed. police say that they are 32-year-old jimmy simmons and 31-year-old domonique barber. the shooting happened before 6:00 this morning on parkwood place in columbia heights. neighbors say they heard shots fired after a dice game turned violent. >> this is really trau
your kids are big fans, right? >> my son has read each but half a dozen times >> hopefully you'll pick up a few extra tickets down there. >> we will have much more on the harry potter excitement coming up in just a few minutes. barge campbell is going to talk to one of the young stars. he gives us his review of the final movie. i will tell you that he was very excited to pass it along. >> here we go. >> coming up, the prime-time emmy nominations are out. there were some obvious front- runners this year. >> a marine at quantico proposes an interesting question. >> of firefighters said the city is trying to turn them into police officers and they do not like it. >>> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00, underside. >> d.c. has a new idea to keep the summer job employees safe on payday. >> the idea has firefighters fuming. >> the idea of posting firefighters in neighborhoods to deter crime is not a popular one. >> the potential is there. >> is a robbery starts, what are they supposed to do? >> the idea comes from -- when firefighters are not busy with other tasks, they should part and deter
. we will show you the video from earlier today. the weather has been the big story today. you will see some lightning strikes right near the launch pad. there was a meeting that just began at 4:30 this afternoon. they're trying to determine if there has been any sustainable damage. they are out there walking launchpad bird table continue to do that throughout the night looking for any other issues. 70% sounds like a daunting number of. but they have actually launched here with a 90% chance that it would not happen. the last thing you want to do is scrubbed the launch for another day or so and it turns out that the weather is beautiful. it does not look good right now but they will continue to look at it. >> it is business as usual until they decide whether or not -- and they will make that decision. it will happen in the wee hours tomorrow morning. >> 2:00. >> able prepare for the final launch pad today i got a tour. they are inviting all of 11 astronauts to witness this launch. we got a chance to a call -- to talk to them. we will have that letter for you. >> ok. we will keep our fing
. >>> pandora get into the social networking business. now the details, and a review of google plus. >> big changes are coming to pandora. the internet radio service is adding its own social network, which will allow users to monitor which songs for their friends are listening to and talking about. the service is available now for premium subscribers and later this week for everyone else. it has been a couple weeks since google launched google plus. it was easier to manage than facebook. >> google plus allows you to put people into groups and allows you to put them in different circles. you have to categorize the people into different groups, and that allows you to control what people see right from the beginning. >> it remains exclusive. only those receiving invitations for now will be able to use it. >>> we are going to be looking at the beltway a first, it's hot outside already. >> low 80's right now. i promised there is nicer weather on the way. tomorrow and on friday we will see temperatures only in the mid 80's, that is a welcome change. and no heat advisory. annapolis, maryland, righ
games were released. a popular music service called spotify a very impressive. >> a big deal to have access to 15 million tracks. that's a huge collection of music. it's pretty much anything you want to hear that you can play on demand with good sound quality and it's free. >> there's a $10 per month version that allows users to extreme content directly to their mobile devices. those are your "tech bytes." >>> 5:19, 67 degrees. >> said that is all more traffic this morning and that maybe it was harry potter. >> i know. >> they were coming from the harry potter premier. >> you will not see any delays like yesterday. that was a nasty rush hour commute. first, we have another beautiful friday on the way. low humidity, comfortable temperatures. look at annapolis, just a few clouds. no rain in the forecast today in court tomorrow or sunday. if your travel plans take it to the mountains or the delmarva beaches, looking good. 69 degrees at reagan national airport in this hour. george washington university, 69. 54 degrees in wintergreen. rehoboth beach, 63 degrees in delaware. temperatures i
and already there are big changes in the organization. >> it could be a he or a she hiding behind the computer screen. >> not just kids are victims of cyber belize. the website allowing the comments hi, we're looking to save some money on our car insurance. great! at progressive, you can compare rates side by side so you get the same coverage often for less. wow! that is huge! [ disco playing ] and this is to remind you that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> when website at lets people express their positive and negative opinions. >> 1 user is saying they were attacked personally many times. >> she studied business and worked as an investor -- worked as an investment banker and then move back home to alexandria to follow her dream. the cdo opened its doors in april and she's a small business owner. at first it got amazing reviews on yelp but one posting caught her eye. >> it caught my eye.
's causing big problems for anyone forced to work outside. >> there's no rest for the weary. john gonzales has more. >> fire in virginia water in maryland two extremes, both pampered by the heatwave. >> on the day like this and they get overheated quickly. >> firefighters in alexandria are willing 115 pounds of gear. >> insulation in their equipment is there to protect them but it is trapping a lot of heat. >> paramedics on the verge of heat exhaustion. they are drinking water to quickly replenished what the humid air has taken. firefighters work on trying to salvage their house. a displaced president is worried about his mother's health. >> we have not had anything to drink. as soon as we get inside, we will drink some gator aid. >> the cruise in wheaton are preparing a 16-inch pipe. it's been a challenge for this family to keep their little ones cool. john gonzales, abc 7 news. >> we want to see how you are beating the heat. send your videos and pictures. >>> the space shuttle program will be history when atlantis returns to britain in just over an hour or. last night the astronauts rece
. >>> are other big story, a nation on the brink. lawmakers have little more than a week to raise the spending limits and cut the deficit. >> with no deal, both sides are preparing back up plans and international markets are reeling. philip stewart is live on capitol hill with the latest. >> good morning. the house speaker is expected to release his plan today. already the debate this morning is focusing not just on the taxes and spending that we have heard so much about, but on how long the plan would last. this morning house speaker john boehner was focusing on a short- term approach, cutting spending by $1 trillion and raising the debt ceiling by about the same. >> i would prefer to have a bipartisan approach to solving the problem. if that's not possible, i and my republican colleagues in the house are prepared to move on our own. >> his plan only allows the government to pay bills three early next year. if >> a short-term extension to the debt ceiling will jeopardize our economy. the speaker is ignoring the warning. >> senator patton minority leader and -- the senate minority leader, harr
temperature -- 91 degrees. dallas, the big d oklahoma city -- 102. every day in oklahoma city since june 1 has been 90 degrees or higher. the middle part of the country continues debate -- to bake. here is the general pattern. nothing really terrible coming our way. as the jet stream moves north we will see this little area of high pressure. it will not be as humid tomorrow. the wind will turn more to the southwest. that humidity will come back. there is the risk of afternoon showers and thundershowers for wednesday and thursday, not tomorrow. when you head out, we'll have a pleasant morning. near-90 tomorrow. our average height -- highs is 88 degrees. the air quality is negative -- though one negative. it is in the unhealthy rings. the uv index will be high bank -- unhealthy range. the uv index will be high. we will get a little break into the weekend. now that it is a four-day week, it is looking pretty good. you can check out the weather 24/7 online. checking our top stories on -- the latest on the suit against dominique strauss-kahn. the fourth of july -- everything is online @ wj
and the players union. there is a big vote in d.c. tomorrow. joining us with a look at that. a couple hours ago it looked like a done deal. >> let's wait. we hope that vote happens tomorrow. it looks like the lockout will be history by this time tomorrow night. but there could be a last-minute delay in a vote by the players. all 32 of the player representatives are here in washington right now they'll get up tomorrow have a meeting and then they plan to vote on the deal. but according to the "new york times" the players have asked at the very last minute now that some new language be inserted into the contract. they reportedly want an opt-out clause after year seven of the ten-year pact. the owners are not happy about this. so this has caused a lot of uncertainty about the post lockout schedule. it was assumed the players would approve the and then report to facilities on wednesday. but who knows. things look good but now we have to wait and see how things shake out tomorrow. we do know all ice in the football world will be on washington starti
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